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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 20 193» MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AX A. W. UEB NEWSPAI'EK IflBUCd Every Week Day by the MASON CIT1' GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-125 East State Street Telephone No. 380 LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM LLO*D L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which-Is exclusively entltlei to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to It o BOt otherwise credited in this paper, and all local news. MEMBER, IOWA DAII.X PRESS ASSOCIATION, wltb DC Moincs news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason Citv and Clear Lake, Kason city and clear LaSe by the year S7.0W by the week J .15 OUTSIDE MASON CITV AND CLEAtt LAKE Per year by carrier S7.00 By mail 6 months 52.20 Per week by carrier .... 5. .15 By mall 3 months 5120 Per year by mall S-1.00 By mall 1 month S .00 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year. ...56.00 Six months....$3.25 Three months.. .$1.75 NOW THAT IT'S ENDED N EW YORK'S persistently publicized building service strike is ended, but the settlement leaves much in dispute. Mr. Bambrick and his boys are back in the elevator cages and the boiler rooms of New York's skyscrapers, but the friction is still apparent. In spite of the threat "to tear down the town" before listening to a compromise, the settlement was a compromise both for the Realty Advisory board and the New York local. ' Only point gained, so far as outsiders can see,-is that the elevator operators have skyscraper-dependeir New Yorkers by the nape of the neck. Their first city-wide strike was a. semi-success, and the next one is likely to tie up New York from the Battery to Columbia university campus. New Yorkers, of course, have always accepted their strikes philosophically. The garment trades go out on strike every spring, just as regularly as the robins return to Central park. New York as a whole is too big to be bothered by the strike of any one craft or union, and even the elevator walkout didn't keep ten. ants from getting supplies at the end of a rope con. veyor rather than walk 30 or 40 stories.. One wonders what good was accomplished by keep ing food from marooned skyscraper tenants, and inconveniencing the entire city, over a private quarre between building operators and building employes. The public would have been far more sympathetic to the struggle if it had not been made the goat Every strike, to succeed, must have public opinion behind it. When public opinion fails, a strike fails just as did the San -Francisco general strike. When the New York public was made the victim instead of the beneficiary of the strike, Mr. Bambrick and his boys were forced to fold. Strikes of the character of the building service employes in New York are not the sort to advance the cause of organized labor in the long run. 'FREEDOM''iN RUSSIA OOVIET RUSSIA will have no editors who do not ^ publish news in conformity with the propaganda ideas of the absolutist rule of that country. The communist party ruled by the decrees of Josef Stalin has removed and publicly reprimanded M. Belitsky as editor of the Leningrad Pravda, one of the leading papers o f ; Russia, because forsoothe foreign news was not printed in that paper under the color that the soviet leaders desired. In other words the press of Russia must publish all news under the light of the blue glasses of the soviet leaders. Truthful representations of what is going on in the foreign countries must not be imparted to the people of the soviet state. The Russian people stilled with information that suits the views of the government Yet Russia is called by the communistic orators a land of freedom. No people can be more strongly enslaved than a nation where freedom of the press is unknown and where the world events must be pub. lished only when and in the form that an absolutis. ruler decrees. No more enlightening picture could be painted of what a communistic dictatorship really means to the Russian people than the fate M. Belitsky has suffered because he had the honesty to publish foreign news in a truthful manner and untinged with the brush of soviet editors desirous of blinding the citizens of Russia to true conditions with the aim of a maintenance of their czarist rule. ENCOURAGING SIGNS rT'S BEEN a long and nasty winter, and businessmen in these latitudes haven't been too happy. SnoW-bound communities have made things difficult for the retail merchant, and no fooling. But there are signs that 1936 will be a good year in spite of its inauspicious start The National City bank's regular business review points out that the steel business, one of the prime indices, is running at an increased rate, in spite of the fact that bad weather held down automobile sales and manufacture. Railroads have ordered 600,000 tons of steel since December 1--more than three times as many rails as in the same period last year, 17,500 freight cars as against 940 last year, 53 locomotives so far as against 28 in all of 1935. Building contract awards in January doubled those of the same period in 1935, and in the first half of February residential construction contracts were 82 per cent above last year; That's something cheerful for businessmen to consider. They have lost sales during the unprecedented snow and cold of the last two months. But those sales are not really lost--only postponed. And with a background of general improvement, January and February disappointment can be--and will be--quickly reversed. THE COMMON STRIPE A DOLF HITLER runs true to the dictatorship pat** tern. His markings exactly coincide with those of Napoleon, Frederick, Caesar and all the others down through the ages. Mussolini might be listed in the same category. The attribute common to all of them is that their preservation in power and place in history are transcendent to all else. It is now all but certain that Italy's venture in Ethiopia was prompted by U Duce's desire to cement .* crumbling sentiment back of his dictatorship. Historians most likely will record that Hitler's reoccupation of the Rhineland was timed with an eye to the March 29 elections and that the entire policy Is based more upon his passion to wield power than his thought of Germany's ultimate good. Nothing is quite so essential in a dictatorship as in enormously inflated ego. Our age has offered no more ironical phenomenon than the disposition of a section of our citizenry not only to accept charity but to dictate how it shall be extended. An eastern editor insists there's been a confusion of terminology. Instead of preserving the constitution, the new dealers are trying to can it. A final verdict will probably be that Mason City lacked talented grabbers when the grabbing of federal easy money was good. Some of these years Iowa's capital city will get wise to itself and institute the city manager form of government. Or maybe some girl has been stalling him off with: "Wait until you're king, Eddie." Joe Louis is recommended by one Iowa editor as a sure cure for insomnia. Freedom of the seas sounds best in the past tense. Simile: Impossible of control as inflation. The PROS and CONS REPORTER OR PROPAGANDIST? Oelwein Register: When this man Jay Franklin was placed on the staff of the Register he was heralded by that paper as being a wonderful political writer and the impression was left in the minds of all that it was only by a great outlay of cash that his services were procured. If this is true, the Register should say so and deny the charge made by the writer to their paper, Mr. Williamson. The public generally, we believe, would bs interested in knowing whether Mr. Franklin is an unbiased political writer or a propagandist as charged and as published in that paper. DANGEROUS DELUSION Bruce Barton in Chicago Herald and Examiner: People as a whole are apathetic in respect to government extravagance because they have fee naive notion that only the money of the rich is being squandered. This is a delusion dangerous to the existence of a democracy. There should be short shrift for money- throwers like Ickes and Hopkins and General Jim Farley. The only cheers they should get when they arise to speak should be the Bronx cheer, coupled with a loud demand to "quit wasting our dough." PROBES ARE COSTLY JOKES Fenton Reporter: Where, in this country, is there a bigger racket than our senate investigations? These investigations cost the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of dollars every year, and what do they ever accomplish in nine out of ten cases ? Absolutely nothing, except put into the pocket of the investigating committees fat salaries for stirring up a lot of dust. About the first thing these committees do is to have congress appropriate from $50,000 to $100,000 for salary. ^i m STALIN AND DR. TOWNSEND" Albert Lea Tribune: When the communistic forum speaker struts his stuff he never mentions that average purchasing power of Russian workers is $8.50 monthly, between $90 and $114 a year. With two 3readwinners in family the household income averages $17 a month.. Imagine how promptly thosie workers would go on relief in America at 544 with no lost time. But can you imagine what Stalin would do to Dr. Townsend? REFLECTIONS ON. A GIGGLING GIRL Luverne News:-" The press reports last week told of a girl back east who had giggled for eight days and ihey had to operate to stop her. We do not see anything so wonderful about the giggling stuff, but we are surprised at the operation. We know girls who riggled all their lives and nothing short of an opera- ion to remove their disposition · would have stopped :hem. So why get excited over a minor eight day G. O. P. COURSE EXPLAINED Webster City Freeman-Journal: The republican state convention didn't turn down the women candidates for delegates at large to the national convention merely because they were women, but the delegates felt it would work for harmony to choose Dan Turner and Bob Colflesh, chief contenders for the republican nomination for governor in 1934. DRUNKEN DRIVERS IN SWEDEN Nashua Reporter: Sweden is solving the drunken driver problem with a law which provides that persons convicted on a charge of drunken driving must serve a term of imprisonment without option of a fine. Invoked during the year 1935, police records show a reduction of 34 per cent for this offense over the previous year. BETTER CLEARANCE NEXT YEAR Thornton Enterprise: Supervisor Harry Sondergaard has advised us that Cerro Gordo county has purchased several new maintainers with snow plows and a nice outfit will be stationed here. This year it was especially bad, but Harry says 275 miles is too much road for any one outfit if it expects to give any service. _ ^ THAT NEW GAME-- MONOPOLY Ringsted Dispatch: Has anyone in Ringsted tried Monopoly yet? It's a new game that is taking the country by storm. In the cities it is improving so jopular stores handling the game can't keep the boards n stock. It is said to be such a fascinating game that t converts ordinary nine-o'clockers to regular night- owls. __ THOSE WHO OPPOSE RECOVERY New Hampton Tribune: Speaking generally, those against business recovery among farmers and other aborers and those against increased taxes for relief, etc., are those who have collected more than their »hare of the country's wealth and wish to hang on to t, even if their less fortunate brothers shall starve. MISLED BY THE NAME Waukon Republican and t Standard: A man named 'Screechfield," Davenport attorney, is running for at- :orney general of Iowa on the farmer-labor ticket. Our mistake, too, for the name sounded like that of a emocratic orator. - -a «m THEY SHOULD TELL US NOW Greene Recorder: In less than eight months the leople of the nation will speak. A week or two later !,593 commentators on public affairs will point out ha,t they knew what the result would be all the time. WHO WAS THIS FELLOW? Forest City Summit: Drat our memory! We :an't remember the charming gentlemen who several ears ago promised that revenue from liquor would Balance the budget. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . . . by Scott ENGLAND STILL HAS" CAVE-FOLK I/N A LONSRlDiSEOF'. SANDSTONE N 6IRMINQHAM, DOZEN? OF FAMILIES UVE IN CAVES INHABITED LONa8EFOl5E-rm DAYS OF .-THE DRUlOST. 3-20 EDITOR'S MAIL BAG "SOMETHING OUGHT TO BE DONE" WATERLOO--I read your editorial on the disbarment case, not only with interest but want to say to you that you are one hundred per cent right and some- hing ought to be done to eliminate the possibility of a lawyer being subjected to a disbarment hearing at Jbe instance of any irresponsible or disgruntled client. I was perfectly confident that the Garfield Breese -ase would result just as it did, and still it was a source of worry and humiliation to him. Yours very truly, B. F. SWISHER OOOI5S AND WINDOW'S" HAVE BEEN CUT/Wo "THE I9OCK AND EACH CAVE- HAS UVINSROOM. BEDROOMS AND KITCHEN. ;THECApiibL BUILDINS IN WASHINGTON ORIGINAL!./ WAS INTENDED -ro BE i N THE CENTER OF- THE CITY- BUT THE CITY QREV/ MUCH FASTEl? TO THE NORTH AND V/EST. THUS-THE CAPITOL. IS NOW REALLY IN THE SOUTH EAST SECTION OFTHE MODERN CITY WALKINCa'ON ITS RIBS. A SNAKE REALLY WALKS ON CfS RIBS, EACH OF WHICH HAS A LARGE SCALE AND STT^OM JvlUSCLES A-r-rACHED.-THE MUSCLES MOVE THE SCALES FORWARD SO -THEIR EDGES CA1CH GROUND- -- AMD-mE BACK OF-mecApvTbL- FACES MAIN PART* OF~/ -THE ci-rv/ i DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CT.ENDENING. M. D. VEGETARIAN THEORIES UPSET I TAKE IT that Vilhjalmur Stefansson is entirely right when he says that the following: ideas are generally held among dietitians: "It is desirable to eat fruits and veg-etables, including- nuts and coarse grains. The less meat you eat the better for you. If you eat a good deal of it you will develop rheumatism, hardening of the arteries, and high blood pressure, with, a tendency to breakdown of the kidneys--in short, premature old age. An extreme variant has it that you will live more healthily, happily and longer if you become a vegetarian." Now, Mr. Stefansson has found some reason to doubt these views. In the first place, he lived for considerable time in the Arctic exclusively on meat. When he returned to civilization he was examined by physicians, who found no evidences whatever of any of the effects Dr. CUndenini which a meat diet is supposed to inflict. He had no rheumatism, no high blood pressure, no kidney trouble, no heart disease, and he was more active than most men of his years. When some physicians suggested that this was not a fair test because it had been conducted in the Arctic, Mn Stefansson with a. companion. Karsten Anderson, went on an exclusively meat diet in the climate of New York for 12 months under the ordinary conditions of city life. It was predicted that a meat diet of this kind would lead to death in anywhere from four to 15 days. A more optimistic group of physiologists expected a slower breakdown and placed the appearance of the dread symptoms at about 90 days. The fact is that they went on for the full year in perfect health, aad a complete medical examination at the end of this time by a group of specialists found no degenerative disease present. Mr. Stefansson concludes: "More than twenty-five years have passed since the completion of my first twelve months on meat, and more than sis years since the completion in New York of my sixth full meat year. All the rest of my life I have been a heavy meat eater, and I am now fifty-six. That should be long enough to bring out the effects. Dr. Clarence W. Lieb will report in the American Journal of Gas- troenterology that I still run well above my age average on those points where meat has been supposed to cause deterioration. The same is the verdict of my own feelings. Rheumatism, for instance, has yet to give me its first twinge. "The broadest conclusion to be drawn from cur comfort, enjoyment and long range wellbeing on meat is that the human body is a sounder and more competent job than we usually give it credit for. Apparently you can be healthy on meat without vegetables, on vegetables without meat, or on a mixed diet." TOMORROW SIAECH 21 By CLARK KINXAJBtD Notable Births--James G. Harbord, b. 1866, chairman of the board. Radio Corporation of America Albert Kahn, b. 1869, architect Thomas S. Gates. b. 1873, banker who became president of University of Pennsylvania. March 21, 1791--President George Washington _-ave Hopley Yeaton of New Hampshire the first commission as master of a ship in the revenue cutter service. The U. S. navy was not established until March 1794, and thus the two masted cutter Massachusetts, built at Newburyport, Mass., and its companion coast guard cutters, for several years provided the only line of defense of the commerce of the nation. aiarch 21, 1842--Representative Joshua B. Giddings of Ohio resigned from congress, to set a precedent which if followed today, would give the voters an opportunity to approve or disapprove of congressional measures quickly. Giddings returned to his district to seek in a bye-election a vote of confidence on his stand in the slavery question, and was overwhelmingly re-elected to the house within five weeks. » « * March 21, 1896--A patent was granted to Whitcomb L. Judson on a fastener comprising two metal chains which were united or undone by a slider, and the nation had its first hookless fastener or ''zipper." SCItU'TUKAL THOUGHT--He that tilleth Ilia land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that fol- loweth vain persons is void of understanding.--Proverbs 12:11. EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FJLES Thirty Years Ago-Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Quimby of Hampton were in the city yesterday the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Knapp. The Rev. G. L. Wilson of Manly was in the city on business yesterday and honored the Globe-Gazette with a brief call. E. H. Vannette of Belleville, Kans., i s in the city on business today. Charles M. Adams is looking after business in Grinnell this week. Professor Perry left today on another pilgrimage to Texas. Mrs. S. H. Breese returned last night from a visit with her daughter at El Paso, Tex. W. E. Brice is suffering considerably from a badly frozen face which he obtained while on a recent visit to Clear Lake and the ice harvesters. J. H. Brown left today on a business trip to Chicago. Twenty Years Ago-Professor Stout, dean of Cornell college, Mount Vernon, spoke at a high school assembly today . EL PASO, Tex.--Aviators of the United States army are searching almost blind trails leading to the passes in the Sierra Madras mountains where Villa may seek to escape after his defeat yesterday by the Carranza forces at Namiquipa. Three local managers of theaters arrested for operating their places of amusement on Sundays will have their trials the latter part of the week. Those under arrest are J. M. Heffner, manager of the Bijou; P. E. Johannsen, manager of the Regent, and A. Kahn, manager of the Casino. PARIS--German troons made violent attacks in the region of the Meuse last night, capturing French positions northeast of Avocourt. State Fish and Game Warden E. A. Hinshaw of Des Moines arrived in the city last night from Spirit Lake enroute to Clear Lake. Ten Years Ago-Iowa beat Minnesota 17 to 15 last night in the final game of the season to tie with Indiana, Purdue and Michigan for the Big Ten basketball championship. Miss Frances Van Zandt, state medical librarian, addressed the local medical association on various phases of her work at a meeting held at the Chamber of Commerce hall today. Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Button returned today to Lookout, Sask., Canada, after a week's visit with relatives in the city. Harold J. Cummings of- St. Paul was in the city on business yesterday. D. M. Oiney returned today from a brief business visit to Cedar Rapids. County and state officers investigating the murder of Morris Van Note Saturday night announced today that tSey are following a lead which is likely to establish the identity of the third member of the murder party. Officers are already searching for Melvin and Everett Burzette, who are charged with the murder of Van Note. ALL OF US By MARSHALL 5IASLIN SHAME!SHAME! O NCE IN A WHILE I catch myself talking to some ' young fellow as if I were very wise and experienced, and he were very callow and ignorant, and my words were pearls of guidance. And if he ignores what I have to say, I'm annoyed. But if he takes what I tell him as though my words were engraved on golden tablets--then I'm ashamed. Because I ought to know better than to talk that way . . . and it sounds so smug and silly. After all, I look around and what do I see, what do you see? A considerable number of men and women who aren't wiser now than they were when they were _young. Flocks of human beings who have not been improved by the years, and 'never will be. They made mistakes when they were 16. they made the same mistakes when they were 26 and when they were 36--and if they live to be 66 they'll still be fumbling and stumbling and picking themselves up and grumbling onward. Here and there you encounter a man or woman extraordinarily wise . . . but whenever you do you find a human being who doesn't talk down to youngsters . . . who trusts them, has faith in them, continues to believe in them no matter what they do. And teaches them by example and inspiration rather than by gaseous explosions of reproof or condescension. The young fellow isn't fooled. He has eyes. He can think. He knows the difference between hollow nrctcnse and solid wisdom. And he knows when the words I fling before him ring true or have a leaden sound . . . I ought to have more sense and perhaps, some day. I SHALL have. But mere years will never give the sense to me. I must EARN my way--as all men must OBSERVING ^^ "HORSELESS BUGGY" IS NOW THE "TAX HORSE" am reminded t h a t t h e "horseless carriage" of an earlier generation is being cast into the role or "tax horse" In contemporary times. A true "beast of burden" the automobile has become. The motor vehicle and its fuel are lair game for compound taxes in every state of the union. In southern states the auto owner pays and pays. State taxes a vehicle average ?55.58 in Florida, for example. They taper off to $22.25 in California. Illinois falls between with an average auto tax of $31.30. Average for the United States is $34.46. Seventeen y e a r_s ago Oregon thought it would be" a good idea to add one cent tax on each gallon of motor fuel. The date was Feb. 25, 1919. After that came the deluge. In 10 years each of the 48 states had gas taxes. In 1932 the federal government entered the lush gas tax field with a one cent levy. The gas tax was a handy device to finance highway construction. More than 5 billions have been collected in state and federal motor fuel taxes since Oregon started the parade. Some 800 millions was the gas tax harvest in 19.35--enough to build a Panama canal every year and two Boulder dams in addition. Today gas taxes represent 40 pel: cent of the cost of every gallon of gas. With state gas taxes of 6 cents a gallon in some of the southern states, gasoline will soon share with cigarets and liquor the honor of being taxed more than the product is worth. The automobile and its by-products were a great invention--for the tax collectors! IMPORTANT QUESTION IS ANSWERED HEBE JRgjik have a little note from a Spl^ friend of mine to whom 1 *£^ had made the suggestion of seeking a high political office. It so well answers the question why America doesn't attract a higher type of person in the public service that I am taking the liberty to reproduce two paragraphs from the letter: "As I have told you berore, if I were financially independent, I would take great pleasure in offering myself for public service. However, I am not. And I consider my first duty to be to provide for my family. "I have seen too many ghosts of men walking- around who had performed good service and had attained honor and prominence in public service, only to lose out by the turn of circumstances over which they had no control after they had passed the prime of life and had lost their former associations in business or profession." GIRJL SCOUTING IS 24 YEAKS OUD IN AMERICA ·rajk offer my salute to the Girl tfgp Scouts who this week have ^-^ been observing the twenty- fourth anniversary or their organization in America. It was in 1912 that Mrs. Juliette Low brought back from England where she had conferred with General Baden Powell, a wealth of enthusiasm for the work that she had decided to do. Now, based upon report of Dec. 31, 1935, there are 14,012 troops of Girl Scouts in America, an increase for the year of 8 per cent. The membership has grown to 284,218. and this year probably will pass the 300,000 mark. Scouting has been made the same great work in the girls' division as for the boys. It trains mind and body and develops character. Friendliness and helpfulness are ways of a Girl Scout and there is happiness and joy among the members in exemplifying these traits. By reason of its earlier organization in Mason City and North Iowa the Boy Scout organization is better known than its companion group. In their relatively brief history, however, the Girl Scouts, under an able leadership and at a minimum of financial outlay, have built an admirable program on a. sound foundation. There are exactly the same arguments for Girl Scouting ss for Boy Scouting and I welcome the numerous indications that this community has sensed this. OIL COMPANY-sTcHIEF UKGES SAFE DRIVING ifgBSSi nold be f9 r ? mo a copy of the ; jfi£i "safe driving" leaflet issued ^---^ by Edward G. Seubert, president of Standard Oil of Indiana, with every quarterly dividend check recently. There is tribute in it to the service station attendants who day in and day out have been contributing their part to highway safety through their manifold services to motorists. To quote a sentence or two: ·'Windshields well wiped by service men to afford clear vision are better insurance against accident than a casualty policy. Tires kept properly inflated are not likely to blow out at high speed. And the suggestion from the service man that it is dangerous to use an old tire longer, even though motivated by desire to sell a new tire, may be the means of saving the driver's life-and perhaps his family." But the really significant thing about this is that a great corporation, through its chief executive, would place this emphasis on-safe driving. It betokens a healthy inter-, est and gives hope that something effective may yet be done to curb America's annual highway slaughter. Answers to Questions B.v I'RKUKRIC J. HASKIN PLEASE NOTE--A reader can get the answer to any queHtlon of fact by writ- tor, \Viislilnston, D, C. rleasc inclose IUR Mason Cltv Globe-Gazette Information Bureau. Frederic J. Huskin, 'Dlrec- three 13) cents for reply. When was cottonseed oil discovered? S. F. First produced by Dr. Otto of Bethlehem, Pa., in 176S, but its value as a food product not appreciated until about 1855. Of the Americans living abroad are more in Great Britain or in France? G. D. About the same, 10,000. Can the amateur gardner distinguish between weeds and plants when they begin to appear in the spring? S. W. Difficult without experience. The amateur should plant seeds in definite rows and mark the places. What is meant by "flat sour" in canned goods? B. B. A condition of canned vegetables in which the appearance is sound and firm, but the product proves to be mushy and has a sour taste and odor. It is not accompanied by gas, and is often not detected until heated. Much of the spoilage of asparagus, peas, beans and corn is flat sour. How many blind peflple in the world? T. S. A few years ago, estimated at six million. This meant totally blind, taking no account of those whose vision was seriously defective. Where is Mount Tom? M. H. A small mountain in Massachusetts which rises precipitously in the Connecticut vailey, opposite Mount Holyoke and about 4 miles south of Northampton. The summit is 1,200 feet high. Where was the first apartment house? W. S. First in this country in Charleston, S. Car., in 1800. Was Fanny Crosby, hymn-writer, born blind? F. C. When six weeks old, she lost her eyesight during an illness. What Is the value of new life insurance policies purchased in one year in U. S.? C. G. In 1934, new life insurance purchased amounted to $8,605,432,000. There were in force in this country 115,222,123 life insurance policies, amounting to $98,542,411,000. What is the Currecanti Needle? S. K. One of the striking scenic features of the Black Canyon or Grand Gorge of the Gunnison river in southwestern Colorado. It is a massive pinnacle of highly colored rock, hundreds of feet in height, and tapering at the top lo a poinicd spire. How miivli spent on s\vt-'cj)slal;e tickets in the U. S.? C. B. Estimated every year. Americans buy from $8,000,000,000 to $15,000,000,000 worth, of bona fide sweep- stake tickets. Americans spend $5,000,000,000 in fake tickets that do not even give the purchaser the several-thousand-to-one chance of the legitimate lottery that is smuggled into the U. S. and sold in spite of scrutiny of tie postoffice officials and employes. Tell of Alia Nazlmova. E. M. Born in the Crimea, Russia, in 1879. She studied in Switzerland, Petrograd and Moscow. Her first appearance on the American stage was in 1905 at New York where she took the part of Lia in The Chosen People produced in Russian. Learning the English language, she played in dramas which give scope to an emotional and tragic role. Her first motion picture was War Brides in 1916. What music was played on the funeral march of King George V? N. H. Included were Chopra's Funeral March and the Dead March from Saul; among the pipers' songs were Flowers o' the Forest and the Skye Boat Song. What are protective foods? G. K. The milk and dairy products, mineral and vitamin-bearing vegetables, fruits, eggs and meats. How many boys attend Eton? H. J. Now 1,150 in attendance at England's famous public school. This is the largest in its history. . FAVORITE SONGS "Everybody's Song Book" is a collection of the songs which never grow old. A copy should be in every home. It is the most complete collection of the favorite songs obtainable today in a popular edition. Available only through our Washington Information Bureau. Here are 205 of the songs we all love to sing, expertly compiled for voice and piano. Authoritative historical notes relate the beginnings of the celebrated patriotic airs. Inclose 20 cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use coupon. Mason City CIobc-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, O. C. I inclose 20 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for "Everybody's Song Book." Name Street .. Citv ... State , (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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